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[Xen-devel] OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) TC


I was appointed by Xen Advisory Board to OASIS Virtual I/O Device
(VIRTIO) TC as a memeber. I will oversee its work from Xen point
of view, however, deliverables will be as much as possible
"virtualization platform" agnostic.

According to [1]:

The goal of the OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) TC is to simplify
virtual devices, making them more extensible and more recognizable.


The TC intends to define formal specifications for virtual device buses
(including PCI) for a variety of devices, including network devices.
Specification development will be based upon the "Virtio PCI Card
Specification" [2] v0.9.5, seeking solutions that support portability,
simplicity, least-surprise for driver authors, extensibility, and
performance. The specification will also document existing
implementations and practice.


Committee started its work on July 30, 2013. Currently, we are
solving some organizational issues and slowly starting core work.

I am going to post changes proposal for balloon device
(memory hotplug support) and add new timer/clock device
which is not specified in "Virtio PCI Card Specification".

All committee work is made in public. Please check [1] for
more details. However, only members can participate
in teleconferences and vote.

If you have any questions, ideas, concerns, etc. please feel
free to send them to virtio-comment@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [3]
(register to this list first) or directly to me.

1) http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/virtio/
2) http://ozlabs.org/~rusty/virtio-spec/virtio-0.9.5.pdf
3) http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=virtio


PS I will be on vacation from 14th of August to 22nd of August.
   I will reply for all emails after 22nd of August.

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